It’s been long since; I’ve been thinking that if the world understands the limitations of technology and knows its fruitful use.
Today, technology is improving lightning fast, with faster laptops, swifter vehicles, mobiles which practically do everything and nevertheless, the ever increasing social media. Each one is enjoying and pleased with the available technology. Reflect deeper, you will realize technology is evil and it’s taking a toll over us. Its viral effect is leading to stress and restlessness. Our minds and soul is never at peace keeping us unbalanced.
Efficient gadgets lead to increase in demands and we are not equipped to handle it. Targets keep going higher resulting in dissatisfaction and discontent. We are moving at such a pace losing the actual essence of life. I don’t know, where we’re going, what we’re running for and after doing so much, we still have something missing. This something absent is not satisfaction but emotional satisfaction.
Social media – Facebook, Twitter, Orkut, BBM, Whatsapp and the never ending list has made everything virtual. And we are living this fake existence and being in high spirits. Yes, it has helped us connect with people around the world but emotions are disregarded. Humans are social animals gifted with an ability to express emotions and feelings. This simulated globe is silently killing them. For instance, we want to know whereabouts of our friends/colleagues, we check his/her profile or if we really care, send a message/ping but never will we bother to call or meet up when we can. Going through his/her profile and seeing recent posts, images, conversations etc we get to know what they’re doing and believe we are in touch. Frankly, we aren’t, not even close. We have no idea what they’re going through; their passion, their outlook, if they are glad, gloomy, in grief or in pain. As long as their profile looks excellent, we think them doing just all right. Till we don’t converse or meet our beloved ones, everyone remains in a state of misery. People crave to love and love to be loved. And social networking websites will never fulfill this void. I’m not saying that these sites are a waste but we all are just over socializing now. We should realize the significance of people. There is absolutely no point of escalating followers on Twitter or having a huge database of friends on Facebook. The person next to you only will help you get through hardships so, double your happiness with that person and stop self-actualizing in this unreal sphere. We should value social networking by knowing its place in our lives. We should not mix its professional use with personal needs.
We haven’t even spared nature. The comfort luxury vehicles provide us, matter so much, that we’ve forgotten the beauty of nature and the gifts it has to offer us. Instead, our needs are beyond control that we are developing more and more luxury vehicles which still don’t give us the ease we desire. One of my friends has rightly said, “Cars are a crime”. The amount of plastic and metal gets into making a car is destroying earth and despite we all know it, we want more luxurious vehicles and remain as always displeased.
Technology is a tangible asset using which we are trying to satisfy intangible sensations like love, beauty, faith, happiness, comfort etc.
We all should honestly ask ourselves this question that is the power of technology within our grasp?